District 13 Update
Be in the know!
Report Writing Training Sessions Planned
February 4th -- Cherokee County -- 10am at Ball Ground Elementary School
(Nominations & Elections training will also be held.)
February 13th -- Forsyth County -- 10am at Forsyth County Board of Education
Please be sure to use the 2014-2015 Leadership Resource Guide for the Report forms.
Report Writing section begins on page 221. A few minor details have changed from previous versions of the LRG. REPORTS ARE DUE MARCH 13! Start planning ahead now!
District 13 Scholarship Opportunity!
Officers needed for 2015-2017 for District 13!
The D13 Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the following positions for the 2015-2017 (2 year) term: District Director, 2 Assistant District Directors, Secretary and Treasurer. Nominations must be sent in by March 6, 2015.
Please contact Stephanie Moulton, District 13's nominating committee chair, with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Dr. Rickman!
Exceptional Children's Committee
Congratulations to our Membership Superstars!
Cherokee County -- Teasley MS, Boston ES, Oak Grove ES, Clark Creek STEM ES, FD Johnston ES, Holly Springs ES, Woodstock ES, Hickory Flat ES, Indian Knoll ES, and Woodstock HS
Forsyth County -- Lakeside MS, Big Creek ES, Daves Creek ES, Brookwood ES, Sawnee ES, South Forsyth MS, Little Mill MS, Mashburn ES, Settles Bridge ES
Whitfield County -- Pleasant Grove ES
These schools are so close! Just a few more members!
Little River ES, Cherokee HS, Hasty ES, Bascomb ES, Matt ES, Varnell ES
Membership Drive Ideas:
New Families - Ask the records clerk for a list of "New Families" since Open House. Send out a special mailer inviting them to join PTA.
Non PTA Families - Send a mailer/email to families that have not joined PTA yet. Offer incentive with deadline of mid February for every 2 new membership per classroom or 100% membership per class (extra recess time, cover the teachers lunch duty, special treat during testing month, smencils for the class, etc)
Event Admission- Purchase PTA membership and the event is free or receive a free concession ticket.
Local unit leaders, please be sure to send in your dues at the END OF EVERY MONTH. Here is a link to the dues transmittal form. Also, if you need more membership cards, please send in the form for more membership cards to the state office.
Send your best membership ideas to email@example.com and we will share them with everyone!
Student Advocacy Day
February 5, 2015
PTA Day at the Capitol
March 3, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Learn more about Georgia PTA's Legislative Priorities for 2015 here.
"Take Your Family to School Week" is Feb. 16-20
National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week is February 16-20. Check out National PTA's website to see all of their resources for activities your PTA can do to engage families.There are workshop guides and toolkits for a variety of topics, as well as resources to help you promote your events. http://www.pta.org/TYFTSW
Georgia PTA Night at the Hawks!
The Atlanta Hawks are having an amazing season! Join Georgia PTA as the Hawks take on the Miami Heat on Friday, March 27, 2015 for PTA Night at the Hawks. Game time is 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $64.00 for 100 level, $44.00 for 200 level, $26.00 for 300 level. $5.00 from each ticket sold will go back to the local unit. Ticket submission forms are due to Georgia PTA by March 6.
Go to the Georgia PTA website to get all the details!
Win a $30K Grant for a School Playground
Get behind the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and your school could win a $30,000 grant, plus a new playground! It's part of the Together Counts™ program, which offers free energy balance and obesity previention resources to families and schools.
ANYONE over 18 can enter on behalf of their school. That means, getting the word out to EVERYONE in your school community is key! Increasing the number of entries submitted increases your school's chance of winning. Outdoor play is critical to healthy kids. Launch a mini campaign and spread the word to win!
Nominations & Elections Resources
Nominating Committee Meeting Templates
Nominating Committee Form Templates
Important Upcoming Dates
March 5 -- FCC Honoring Our Heroes Ceremony at Mashburn ES
March 6 -- Nominations for D13 officers are due
March 13 -- Reports are due to State, District and Council
March 18 -- CCC Superintendent's Roundtable
March 20 -- FCC General Meeting
March 22 -- State Reflections Ceremony
March 26 -- CCC Honoring Our Heroes Ceremony at Cherokee High School
March 28 -- PTA Day at the Hawks
April 1 -- Scholarship Applications for D13 Scholarship are due
April 16 -- CCC General Meeting (Elections)
May 6 -- District 13 Spring Conference at Whitlow Elementary School (awards, celebration, vendor fair and officer election for D13)
May 13 -- CCC New Officer Training
May 13 -- FCC New Officer Training
May 19 -- FCC Principals and Presidents Lunch
June 26-28 -- National PTA Convention in Charlotte, NC
July 10-11 -- Georgia PTA Convention Leadership Training (CLT)
Dyslexia Forsyth's Upcoming Events
Understanding Psychoeducational Evaluations: Using Testing Results to Make Educational Decisions
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
@ Forsyth County Board of Education, Room 380
Jennifer Lindstrom, an Associate Professor of Special Education in the College of Education at UGA, will focus on understanding and interpreting psychoeducational evaluations for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She will discuss important considerations in the accommodation selection process, including requests on high-stakes tests (SAT, ACT, etc.), and offer recommendations for making sound instructional and testing decisions based on information obtained from evaluations.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please register at here.